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PHOTOGRAPHS OF PRESCRIBED BURN SMOKE POLLUTION IN ARIZONA

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The photographs below depict the massive amounts of wood smoke pollution emitted by prescribed burns in Arizona. Scroll down to view all of the photographs. If you are skeptical after viewing the photos, take a drive around the state and see for yourself. The prescribed burn smoke covers everything including rural areas where vehicle, industry and fireplace pollution are nonexistent. EPA studies show that prescribed burn smoke is twelve times worse than cigarette smoke. It causes strokes, heart failure, kidney failure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, breast cancer, and death. It is especially fatal to infants, elderly, infirmed and the disabled people, and causes sudden infant mortality without warning.

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH #1 - Typical prescribed burn near a city.

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PHOTOGRAPH #2 - Prescribed burn smoke covering the Arizona landscape below Yarnell Hill near Congress.

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PHOTOGRAPH #3 - Prescribed burn smoke in the rural areas between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.

Note: The heavy smoke concentrations lingers in the distant landscape where vehicle/industry pollution is nonexistent. This smoke drifts down the canyons and valleys from the prescribed burns in Northern Arizona. The white haze is not vehicle pollution as some people allege. It is prescribed burn wood smoke.

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PHOTOGRAPH #4 - Prescribed burn smoke covering the rural areas between Phoenix and Tucson.

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PHOTOGRAPH #5 - Prescribed burn smoke covering Casa Grande, Arizona.

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PHOTOGRAPH #6 - Prescribed burn smoke covering Casa Grande, Arizona.

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PHOTOGRAPH #7 - Prescribed burn smoke covering Mt. Lemmon and the Tucson area. 

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PHOTOGRAPH #8 - Prescribed burn smoke covering the Congress valley west of Phoenix.

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PHOTOGRAPH #9 - Prescribed burn smoke covering Skull Valley and Kirkland, Arizona area.

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PHOTOGRAPH #10 - Prescribed burn smoke lingering over Prescott, Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH #11 - Prescribed burn smoke covering Prescott, Arizona.

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PHOTOGRAPH #12 - Prescribed burn smoke covering Chino Valley, Arizona.

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PHOTOGRAPH #13 - Another photograph of prescribed burn smoke covering Chino Valley, Arizona.

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PHOTOGRAPH #14 - Prescribed burn smoke covering the Ashfork and the Northern Arizona landscape.

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PHOTOGRAPH #15 - Prescribed burn smoke covering the Kingman, Arizona.

NOTE: In the lower left of the photograph. The smoke is so thick that the hills and landscape are barely visible.

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PHOTOGRAPH #16 - Prescribed burn smoke covering Prescott Valley, Arizona.

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PHOTOGRAPH #17 - Prescribed burn smoke covering the Dewey-Humboldt valley.

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PHOTOGRAPH #18 - Prescribed burn smoke covering Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona.

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PHOTOGRAPH #19 - Prescribed burn smoke covering Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona.

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PHOTOGRAPH #20 - Prescribed burn smoke in the canyons between Highway 69 and Interstate 17. Notice how the smoke is drifting down the canyons to Cordes Junction and Phoenix, Arizona.  The bad air in Phoenix is prescribed burn smoke from Northern Arizona that drifted into lower elevations where it lingers for months.

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PHOTOGRAPH #21 - Prescribed burn smoke covering Poland Junction and Mayer, Arizona.

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PHOTOGRAPH #22 - Prescribed burn smoke covering the Northern Arizona landscape near Sunset Point. 

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The above photographs clearly show the very heavy concentrations of prescribed burn smoke covering all of Arizona. If you are skeptical, drive around the state and see for yourself. The wood smoke pollution is everywhere and it is getting worse because of ADEQ's failure to regulate the Land Management Agencies' excessive prescribed burning in Arizona.  

 


 

 

NOTE: Most  prescribed burns are done by Government Land Management Agencies (LMAs) such as the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management,  the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. National Park Service,  the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Arizona State Land Department.

 

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